Archive for November, 2012

40 Inches and Counting

Filed in Rain Posted on November 29, 2012 3:33 pm by 0 Comments
40 Inches and Counting

Here’s to 40 and beyond. Moderate rain showers hit Sea-Tac Airport earlier this afternoon, lifting the total precipitation observed in Seattle this year above 40 inches—some 2.5 inches higher than the yearly norm, with a month and a day to go. With the rainy pattern that began yesterday expected to remain in place well into […]

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2012 Rainfall Nearing 40 Inches

Filed in Rain Posted on November 25, 2012 6:57 pm by 0 Comments
2012 Rainfall Nearing 40 Inches

The big four-oh is almost here. The only question: Will Seattle reach 40 inches of rain for the year on Wednesday or Thursday? Our recent soggy weather—including the record-setting 2.13 inches that drenched the city on Nov. 19, and the 1.26 inches that fell on Friday—has pushed Seattle’s 2012 rainfall total to the brink of […]

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Dry Times Ahead

Filed in Rain Posted on November 23, 2012 12:48 pm by 2 Comments
Dry Times Ahead

Really? The rain couldn’t hold off just a little longer? Very light rain fell in the 11 o’clock hour last night, ruining Seattle’s chances of bagging a completely dry November day for just the second time this month. With a trace of rain officially recorded for Thanksgiving 2012—and .71 inches already today—Nov. 15 remains the […]

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Nov. 19—Seattle’s Dampest Day in Nearly Two Years

Filed in Rain, Weather Records Posted on November 20, 2012 1:42 pm by 3 Comments
Nov. 19—Seattle’s Dampest Day in Nearly Two Years

So that’s what 2-plus inches of rain feels like. Sea-Tac Airport measured a whopping 2.13 inches of precipitation yesterday, giving Seattle its first 2-inch daily rainfall in almost two years. While in recent times we’ve typically seen one 2-inch rain day a year (it’s happened on 10 occasions since 2000), that wasn’t the case in […]

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Rainiest Day of the Year Looms; Even Wetter in Oregon

Filed in Weather Records Posted on November 18, 2012 12:57 pm by 0 Comments
Rainiest Day of the Year Looms; Even Wetter in Oregon

Didn’t we just have our wettest day of the year? It’s been less than three weeks since Seattle was drenched with 1.36 inches of rain on Oct. 30—beating out the 1.09 inches that fell on Jan. 29 for the honor of 2012’s wettest day. Now, only half a month later, a strong November storm is […]

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Stormy Stretch Starts Saturday

Filed in Wind Posted on November 15, 2012 6:21 pm by 0 Comments
Stormy Stretch Starts Saturday

Halfway through November, we’re in a bit of a rainfall deficit. With just 1.96 inches in the rain gauge at Sea-Tac so far, we’re received only two-thirds of the Nov. 1-15 average—exactly an inch less than normal for the first part of the month. Fortunately—or unfortunately for those still drying out from Seattle’s near-record rains […]

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